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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Wiring lace,   pp. 10-11 PDF (423.3 KB)


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MILLINERY 
by Fig. i, Diag. II.; Fig. 2, Diag. II., showing 
fan when finished. 
   When it is desired to make this style of bow 
 in piece material, as silk, satin, etc., the top 
 cut edge must be neatened by either roll or 
 French hemming (Diag. XLIII., Fig. 6). Piece 
 velvet bows should always be made upon a 
 small foundation, so as to avoid overlapping and 
 bulk at centre. 
              WIRING LACE 
  Wiring Lace.-Whether fans or loops are 
used in lace bow-making, good wiring is an 
essential that must have proper attention. In 
wiring insertion with a straight edge the wire 
must be sewn on I in. from edge with a 
button-hole stitch. When scalloped or having 
a pointed edge the wire is sewn below scallop 
at the straight line. If the scallop or point 
be very deep and the lace very soft it may 
be found necessary to wire around scallop with 
a still finer wire, as, for instance, one strand 
drawn out of a ribbon wire. When the in- 
sertion is more than 3 in. or 4 in. wide a third 
wire is often sewn along the centre. 
  Lace   Coquilles.-When    wiring   lace  for 
coquilles (Diag. II., Fig. 4) the wire is sewn 
on widthway (Fig. 3, Diag. II.), and one piece 
of wire, generally the first length, is cut 
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